“We take great pride and care in maintaining our animals and producing a healthy, nutritious product.”Stan Poe II
Name: Stan Poe II
Location: Franklin, Indiana
Years farming: I started farming as my selected career in 1988, after college graduation. However, I worked each day with my grandfather and father from the time I could walk.
My family: My parents are Stanley and Carol Poe. My brother, Keegan, farms part-time and we share some equipment. My brother Cameron lives in Lexington, KY and is not involved in the farming operation. My brother, Kalen, recently graduated from Texas A&M and has returned to the operation and will partner with us in the expansion of our sheep enterprise.
How I came to be a farmer: As a young child, I learned an appreciation for land and animals from my grandfather. I have always enjoyed the challenges that being your own boss brings. I was involved in FFA through high school, and chose to return to the farm at a young age.
The best thing about being a farmer: We are completely responsible and held accountable for all decisions and actions – no bailouts here! I enjoy the daily challenges and changes that farming brings, and the freedom to make decisions without hesitation.
My personal philosophy on farming: I have no real words of wisdom, but I am passionate about my profession, as most farmers are. I try to do my very best in every aspect of farming, and I am one of many responsible for feeding the world.
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